Scratch build a grain elevator – part 3

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Published on: February 10, 2016

Cutting stripwood

Well that is… well… boring. After sticking al the stripwood on to the cardboard body I use a  little sandingtool to smooth the edges.

The next step is staining the blank stripwood with a mix of rubbing aclohol and Indian ink. Once the building is done, I applied a wash of red paint to give the structure a reddish weared look.

Next it’s time to put some windows in the building and finish the driveway through the building.

Extra: This is how a grain elevator works

Read the previous episode (part 2) or part 1.

…to be continued.

More trains than you can keep track of

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Published on: January 20, 2016
Golden Spike TowerThe Golden Spike Tower in North Platte, Nebraska, rises 8 stories above Union Pacific’s 2,850-acre Bailey Yard the world’s largest train yard. Take a look at the webcam stream.
Truly a once in a lifetime experience: The Golden Spike Tower and Visitor Center-more trains than you can keep track of!

Testrun GP18 after rebuild

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Published on: December 4, 2014

At last the GP18 has made it’s way to te layout. Fitted with an wrong sound decoder, it should be a non-turbo version of the EMD 567 prime mover, the GP18 has made it’s first inches on my layout after more then ten years of collecting dust. (added an extra clip of my GP7)

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